|Les Vampires (1915) directed by Louis Feuillade|
Lensed in an eerily abandoned Paris in 1915, Louis Feuillade's stark chapterplay LES VAMPIRES is a grim and powerful work which is worlds apart from the later glitz and polish of the golden age serials produced by the American studios. It should be noted that serials were nothing new at this point in time. Formative efforts such as THE PERILS OF PAULINE had already established the appeal of these generally inexpensive actioners, with their bizarre twists and inventive death traps...
Keywords: dwid hellion; Les Vampires; Louis Feuillade; horror; silent film; edward gorey; paris cinema
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